40 DIY Puppets

Hey DIY-ers! We have a super fun project for you today: puppets! We’ve found you 40 DIY puppet projects to try – whether you are a brand new beginner or a more advanced DIY-er.

One of the best things about being a crafter or DIY-er is being able to make things for your family and friends. Here you can make puppets that will make your kids and grandkids grin from ear to ear. Whether you like to sew, knit or are looking for no-sew projects, there is something here you will enjoy creating.

Be sure to take a look at some of the terrific storybook themed puppets such as Little Red Riding Hood. These are great to tell a little one a story or fairytale with playtime. Your kids can be some of the puppets and the adults can be some of the puppets too. This makes the story even more memorable and entertaining.

We’ve also included a couple of puppet theatre DIY projects too. Because once you have puppets made, we know you will want a great theatre for them – and this is far simpler than one might think to create.

Don’t worry if you don’t know how to sew, knit or crochet. Lots of great puppets can be made with no-sew projects. You’ll find paper puppets too, some even made out of lunch bags, so you may have all of the DIY supplies ready on hand.

So let’s get started! Happy DIY-ing!

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Isn’t this adorable? Make a puppet like the children’s storybook.

From HangingHouses

Chit Chat Puppet Pattern

So cute! What a great puppet to DIY.

From Etsy.com by whileshenaps 

Knit Finger Puppets

Aren’t these sweet? Great puppets.

From Etsy.com by ChilkaCraft

Fun and Easy Paper Bag Puppets

Got paper bags? You can DIY these puppets.

From CrayonsAndCollars

Gorgeous Woman custom puppet

Want a pretty puppet? Look at this one.

From Etsy.com by dvpuppets

Dragon Puppet Build a Hand Puppet

Here’s a paper puppet. Perfect for DIY-ing.

From Etsy.com by TetraVariations

Smiling Llama Finger Puppet Tutorial

Isn’t this adorable? DIY a llama today.

From TheCountryChicCottage

Little Genius Parrot Hand Puppet

Isn’t this adorable? Take a look at this puppet.

From Etsy.com by DMPCreative

Alphabet Puppets

Want your child to learn their ABCs? DIY these puppets!

From Etsy.com by ThatsSewPersonal 

Harry Potter Printable Crafts Shadow Puppets

Do your kids love Harry Potter? Make these great shadow puppets.

From WooJR

Custom Handmade Muppet Style Rod Puppets

Want a puppet like you see on TV shows? Look at this one.

From Etsy.com by MyCustomPuppet

lot of 25 Handknitted Finger Puppets Peru NEW

Love finger puppets? Look at these.

From Etsy.com by ValentinoTreasures

Felt Parrot Puppet Craft

So bright & colorful! What a fun felt puppet.

From ThisMamaLoves 

Custom Puppet Design Your Own

Want to create your very own special puppet? Look at these!

From Etsy.com by OnHandByHand 

Dinosaur Finger Puppets

Does your little one like dinos? Get these great puppets.

From Etsy.com by AHeartlyCraft

Easy Bunny Finger Puppets

Aren’t these sweet? Lil’ bunny finger puppets.

From WildOlive 

Unicorn Paper Hand Puppet

Huge unicorn fan? Well then, you’ve got to make these.

From MakeFilmPlay

Nutcracker Ballet Play Set

Does your child like ballet? Get this lovely finger puppet set.

From Etsy.com by ThatsSewPersonal 

DIY Sock Puppet in Just 10 Minutes

Want to make puppets…super quick? DIY these!

From TakingCareOfMonkeyBusiness

Little Red Riding Hood Paper Finger Puppets

Want to tell your little one the story of the Little Red Riding Hood? Get these finger puppets!

From Etsy.com by pukaca 

Clothespin Paper Puppets

Have clothespins? You can DIY these!

From MomsAndCrafters 

DIY Monster Sock Puppet

So cute! A friendly monster puppet.

From CincyShopper

Easy Finger Puppets

So cute! Make these super adorable finger puppets.

From JoyWithPurpose

Puppet Theatre Easy to Make

So adorable! Make a theatre for your puppets.

From ZiggityZoom

How to Make Hand Puppets with Fleece

Want to make puppets out of fleece? DIY these!

From JoyWithPurpose

Printable Robot Finger Puppets

So cute! Perfect for any robot fan.

From CreateInTheChaos 

No Sew Shark Puppet Craft Tutorial for Shark Week

Want a fun summer puppet? Try this one.

From SurvivingATeachersSalary

Paper Dragon Puppets

Dragon fan? Take a look at these!

From RufflesAndRainboots

Paper Dog Puppet

Dog lover? DIY these great puppets!

From RedTedArt

How to Make an Owl Finger Puppet

Isn’t this sweet? Who-o would you make this for?

From CraftsOnSea

Sock it to em

What a fun puppet! DIY this sock puppet.

From IndieBerries

DIY Puppet Theater

So cute! A tiny puppet theatre made with wooden spoons.

From CraftingConnections

Easy Monster Sock Puppet Tutorial

Want an easy puppet? DIY this one.

From SixSistersStuff 

Complete Tutorial on How to Make a Sock Puppet

Want to know everything about how to make a sock puppet? Here is a great tutorial.

From BraveTurtleCreations

How to Make an Awesome Sock Puppet

Here is one that is simple to make. DIY this one.

From FrugalFamily 

Recycled Crafts Giraffe Sock Puppet

Giraffe fan? Take a look at this DIY.

From WooJR

DIY No Sew Puppet Theater and More Streamer Fun

Want a great puppet theater? DIY this one.

From BeaconVillages

How to make Sock Puppets – Ana

Want to make sock puppets? Try this DIY.

From MyCrafts

Dragon Puppet

So cute! Look at this great puppet.

From TheAmazingCaseMiller

No Sew Horse Puppet

Horse fan? DIY this puppet.

From RedTedArt